Faces of Forum: Advancing Climate Action with UBC Sauder’s Centre for Climate and Business Solutions

Watch the second Faces of Forum interview as Executive Director of UBC Sauder’s Centre for Climate and Business Solutions (CCBS), Kookai Chaimahawong, joins GLOBE’s Elizabeth Shirt to discuss how leaders think about climate and how connecting with skeptical or disinterested parties can drive transformative climate action.

For the first time at GLOBE Forum 2024, it was our pleasure to collaborate with CCBS on the dynamic debate session, Bridging the Climate Divide: Idealism, Pragmatism and Realism on the Road to Net Zero.

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Faces of Forum: Advancing Transformational Systems Change with Microsoft

Watch the first Faces of Forum video as Microsoft’s Director, Government Strategy – Worldwide Public Sector, Pauline Martin, connects with GLOBE’s Elizabeth Shirt about how the global tech leader is driving transformational systems change to advance climate action.

Most recently at GLOBE Forum 2024, it was our pleasure to collaborate with Microsoft on two leadership dialogues that explored how artificial intelligence and nature-positive strategies can accelerate solutions for a more regenerative, resilient, and net-zero economy.

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GLOBE Forum 2024 Recap and Highlight Reel

It’s been just over a month since we wrapped GLOBE Forum 2024 (Feb. 13-15) in Vancouver!

We’re still feeling inspired by the interconnectedness, collaboration, and respect at the core of all three days of programming.

Watch as GLOBE Series President Elizabeth Shirt reflects on the importance of accelerating solutions for Reaching Destination Net Zero, Restoring and Protecting Nature, Ensuring Water Security, and Building Resilient Communities, and shares why this community of changemakers gives her hope for our climate future.

A regenerative future is inherently hopeful and coming together is one of the most impactful ways we can share the information, resources, and inspiration needed to achieve our climate and sustainability goals.

Thank you to every one of our delegates, speakers, partners, and collaborators for your passion and dedication to making this year’s GLOBE Forum our most intersectional and solutions-focused yet!

 

What people are saying about GLOBE Forum 2024

 

“Thank you for a great conference! I’m excited to take everything we talked about this year and put it into action next year so that we’re all aligned and rowing in the right direction, together.​”
—Rachel Mador-House, Head of Scientific Affairs – North America, NatureMetrics

 

“Having typically attended industry-specific conferences, GLOBE presented a great opportunity to learn from folks in other industries facing similar or completely different challenges.”
—Laura Swaffield, Environmental Impact Lead, MEC​

 

“Seeing so many Indigenous leaders fully integrated into several (if not most?) of the panels. The opening ceremony was beautiful and I really appreciate the introspection that Pattie Gonia brought to the conversation. I also really appreciated the mix of spaces for people to visit, speed network, etc.”
—Raylene Whitford, Director and Principal, Canative Energy​

 

“Participating in GLOBE Forum was an enriching experience that allowed me to learn new things, meet inspiring individuals, and engage in valuable networking opportunities. The discussions and insights shared throughout the event were both enlightening and motivating… The connections made and the knowledge gained will undoubtedly have a positive impact on my endeavors moving forward.”​
—Deress Asghedom, Founder & CEO, Vasterapp​

 

 

Photo Highlights and Galleries

 

 

Explore our 2024 Flickr Albums, find your favourites and tag GLOBE Series on LinkedInTwitter/XFacebook, and Instagram to add your voice to the conversation.

 

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Save the Date for GLOBExCHANGE 2025 

 

Feb. 11-13, 2025

GLOBExCHANGE 2025 | The Future is Regenerative

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Highlights from Feb. 15 at GLOBE Forum 2024

That’s a wrap on GLOBE Forum 2024!

Agency, interconnectedness, collaboration, and reciprocity were all at the core of today’s final day of programming. A regenerative future is inherently hopeful and coming together is one of the most impactful ways we can share the information, resources, and optimism needed to achieve our climate and sustainability goals.

Watch as GLOBE Series’ Elizabeth Shirt reflects on Feb. 15 at GLOBE Forum and consider these words of family and partnership from Sustainable Energy & Sovereignty Specialist, Jordyn Burnouf:

“We’re all here handing out business cards, connecting, to build a better future – one where the world exists and where we can be together – and are actively participating in a foundational teaching of Indigenous governance. We talk about SDGs, business development, equity partnerships but what it really is, is kinship.”

Highlights from Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 at GLOBE Forum 2024

The first full day of GLOBE Forum 2024 programming was an action-packed, inspiration-filled sprint to create a regenerative, resilient, net-zero future. From starting off in a good way with the Squamish Nation’s Spokesperson Wilson Williams and the Children of Takaya Dancers of Tsleil-Waututh Nation, to plenary deep dives on building resilient communities, ensuring water security, reaching destination net zero, and restoring and protecting nature. We heard from diverse leaders including Hon. Sean Fraser, Premier David Eby, Secwepemcul’ecw Restoration and Stewardship Society (SRSS) CEO Angela Kane, Hon. Nathan Cullen, WWF-Canada’s Megan Leslie, the iconic Pattie Gonia, and many more. We can’t wait for what tomorrow brings!

Watch to hear from GLOBE Series’ President, Elizabeth Shirt, and catch up on all the GLOBE Forum 2024 highlights so far.

 

Canada’s Minister of Energy & Natural Resources on the Clean Economy & GLOBE Forum 2024

We’ve had the pleasure of collaborating on several GLOBE Forum sessions with Canada’s Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources, as well as the privilege of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson’s attendance at several GLOBE events in the past. Watch as the Minister joins GLOBE Series President Elizabeth Shirt to discuss what’s next for the clean economy in Canada, the addition of “Energy” to his portfolio, and where he’ll be during GLOBE Forum 2024.

Continue the conversation Feb. 13-15 in Vancouver with leadership sessions presented in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), Coast to Coast Experiences/ Novex, and more: